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Florida Brickell-bush (Brickellia eupatorioides var. floridana)

Photo Credit: Jonathan Landsman
  • Global Rank: T1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: Federally Endangered
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • State: FL
  • Nature Serve ID: 131540
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 03/08/1989
Description:

Brickellia mosieri, also known as Florida Bricklebush, is a perennial herb in the Aster family, 1 - 3.5 feet tall, slender, erect, and branching. The yellow flower heads are in loose, open clusters at the ends of branches.

Where is Florida Brickell-bush (Brickellia eupatorioides var. floridana) located in the wild?

Habitat:

Brickellia mosieri grows exclusively on the pinelands of Miami Rock Ridge in Miami-Dade County outside the boundaries of Everglades National Park (ENP). 

Distribution:

Current populations for Florida brickell-bush are between 2,150 to 3,700 plants.  These numbers are decreasing due to habitat loss by non-native plants and overgrowth of dense hardwoods resulting from inadequate fire management.

States & Provinces:

Florida Brickell-bush can be found in Florida

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Conservation Actions

Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

Known only from the Miami Rock Ridge in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Highly restricted endemic with a very narrow range. There are few populations. Its pine rockland habitat has been nearly eliminated by housing development. Other threats include fire suppression and exotic plant invasions. It is apparently endemic to Florida despite old literature reports from Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina.

  • 01/01/2010

habitat loss fire exclusion exotics

  • 01/01/2010

2 known sites (possibly 10), 10-20 clones per site

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Nomenclature
Taxon Brickellia eupatorioides var. floridana
Authority (R.W. Long) B.L. Turner
Family Asteraceae
CPC Number 626
ITIS 526977
USDA BREUF
Common Names Florida Thoroughwort Brickell-bush | false boneset
Associated Scientific Names Brickellia eupatorioides var. floridana | Brickellia mosieri | Kuhnia mosieri | Kuhnia eupatorioides var. floridana | Kuhnia eupatorioides var. gracilis
Distribution Current populations for Florida brickell-bush are between 2,150 to 3,700 plants.  These numbers are decreasing due to habitat loss by non-native plants and overgrowth of dense hardwoods resulting from inadequate fire management.
State Rank
State State Rank
Florida S1
Ecological Relationships

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Reintroduction
Lead Institution State Reintroduction Type Year of First Outplanting
Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden Florida Reinforcement 2019
Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden Florida Reinforcement 2019
Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden Florida Reinforcement 2019

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